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Past Collaborative Projects

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China's Cties Team

China’s Cities: Divisions and Plans (2016-2019)

This five-person project team secured $340,000 in external funding and produced over a dozen publications during their three-year project term. Research topics included the auto industry, nationalist protests, the impact of urban air pollution, China’s industrial policy, and the politics of urban services for migrant labor. 

Team: Jeremy Wallace (Team Leader, GOVT), Panle Barwick (ECON), Eli Friedman (ILR), Shanjun Li (ECON), Jessica Chen Weiss (GOVT).

Publications 2016-present

Total publications: 51

  • 1 book
  • 27 journal articles
  • 1 book chapter and handbook chapter
  • 22 additional publication

Funding 2016-present

Total External Funding: $340,000

Mass Incarceration Team

The Causes, Consequences, and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States (2015-2018)

This project yielded three books, dozens of articles, over a million dollars in external grants, including a $450,000 award from fwd.us to study the prevalence and impact of family incarceration, and an annual speaker series including Pulitzer Prize winning author, James Forman, Jr.

Team: Peter Enns (Leader, GOVT), Christopher Wildeman (PAM), Anna Haskins (SOC), Maria Fitzpatrick (PAM), Julilly Kohler-Hausmann (HIST).

Publications 2015-present

Total publications: 81

  • 3 books
  • 58 journal articles
  • 6 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 14 additional publications

Funding 2015-present

Total External Funding: $4,071,895

Deportation Relief Team

US Deportation Relief (2015-2018)

This project garnered about $35,000 in external funding and produced over 50 publications, including two books. Research topics included the local context of immigration, implementing immigrant worker rights, and the impact of legal status on school retention and worker claims-making.

Team: Steven Alvarado (SOC), Kate Griffith (ILRLH), Jordan Matsudaira (PAM), Shannon Gleeson (ILRLH), Matthew Hall (PAM).

Publications 2015-present

Total publications: 74

  • 3 books
  • 46 journal articles
  • 18 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 1 conference proceeding (symposium, workshop)
  • 6 additional publications

Funding 2015-present

Total External Funding: $34,662

CIE Team

Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (2013-2016)

This project garnered over 2 million in funding, produced over 100 publications on topics including entrepreneurial team evolution; creativity evaluation; intellectual property rights; and scholarly originality.  It was a catalyst for the Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship LLM degree and the undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.

Team: M. Diane Burton (Project Leader), Melissa Ferguson, Jack Goncalo, Olga M. Khessina, Aija Leiponen, Trevor Pinch, Michael Roach, Wesley David Sine, David Strang, Richard Swedberg, Charles Whitehead.

Publications 2013-2019

Total Publications: 114

  • 3 books
  • 83 journal articles
  • 21 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 4 conference proceedings (symposium, workshop)
  • 3 additional publications

Funding 2013-2019

Total External Funding: $2,275,737

Land Team

Contested Global Landscapes: Property, Governance, Economy, and Livelihoods on the Ground (2012-2015)

Project fellows published an impressive total of 9 books and dozens of articles on wide-ranging topics including the diffusion of social movements, genomics research, transgenics and the poor, labor reform in Latin America, sex and family in colonial India, and constituency in post-revolutionary America.

Team: Steven Wolf (NATRES), Wendy Wolford (DSOC), Sara Pritchard (STS), Rayond Craib (HIST); Front Row: Charles Geisler (DSOC), Steve Kyle (AEM), Paul Nadasdy (ANTHR/AIP).

Publications 2012-2018

Total publications: 77

  • 9 books
  • 43 journal articles
  • 23 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 1 conference proceeding (symposium, workshop)
  • 1 additional publication

Funding 2012-2018

Total External Funding: $1,226,002

Immigration Team

US Immigration: Settlement, Integration, and Membership (2010-2013)

This project resulted in over a million dollars in external funding and about 100 publications, including nine books. Research topics include immigration law, new immigrant destinations, immigration and employment, the history of asylum seekers, immigration in the US as a Christian nation, and immigrant integration.

Team: Michael Jones-Correa (Team Leader), Amada Armenta, Richard Bensel, Derek Chang, Maria Lorena Cook, Els de Graauw, María Cristina García, Kate Griffith, Douglas Gurak, Mary Katzenstein, Vilma Santiago-Irizarry, Sharon Sassler, Steve Yale-Loeh.

Publications 2010-2016

Total publications: 97

  • 9 books
  • 61 journal articles
  • 24 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 3 conference proceedings (symposium, workshop)

Funding 2010-2016

Total External Funding: $1,333,695

Judgement Team

Judgment, Decision Making, and Social Behavior (2009-2012)

This twelve-person project procured about 10 million dollars in funding and produced a record number of 256 publications, including five books and 225 peer-reviewed articles on the neuroscience of risk, adult attachment, the decision-making of judges and juries, behavioral economics, happiness metrics, and political representation.

Team: Ted O’Donoghue (Team Leader), David Dunning, Peter Enns, Robert Frank, Valerie Hans, Ori Heffetz, Jeffrey Rachlinski, Valerie Reyna, Vivian Zayas, Daniel Benjamin, Benjamin Ho, Emily Owens.

Publications 2009-2015

Total publications: 276

  • 7 books
  • 225 journal articles
  • 40 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 1 conference proceeding (symposium, workshop)
  • 3 additional publications

Funding 2009-2015

Total External Funding: $$9,913,804

Persistent Poverty Team

Persistent Poverty and Upward Mobility

This project produced over 14 million dollars in external funding and 169 publications, including six books. Research topics included poverty traps, food insecurity, malnutrition, educational attainment, rural poverty in the US, the socioeconomic dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and overseas research.

Team: Chris Barrett (Project Leader), Christopher J. Anderson, Susan Christopherson, Matthew Freedman, Daniel T. Lichter, Jordan Matsudaira, Stephen L. Morgan, Christine Olson, David Sahn, Nic van de Wall.

Publications 2008-2014

Total publications: 169

  • 6 books
  • 132 journal articles
  • 25 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 1 conference proceeding (symposium, workshop)
  • 5 additional publications

Funding 2008-2014

Total External Funding: $14,624,914

Contentious Knowledge

Contentious Knowledge: Science, Social Science, and Social Movements (2006-2009)

Project Fellows published an impressive total of nine books and dozens of articles on wide-ranging topics including the diffusion of social movements, genomics research, transgenics and the poor, labor reform in Latin America, sex and family in colonial India, and constituency in post-revolutionary America.

Team: Ronald Herring (Team Leader), Kenneth M. Roberts (Team Leader), Maria Cook, Jason Frank, Durba Ghosh, Rebecca Givan, Stephen Hilgartner, Tom Medvetz, Kyoko Sato, Sarah A. Soule, Susan Spronk, Janice Thies.

Publications 2006-2012

Total publications: 88

  • 9 books
  • 38 journal articles
  • 29 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 3 conference proceedings (symposium, workshop)
  • 9 additional publications

Funding: 2006-2012

Total External Funding: $195,000

Networks team

Getting Connected: Social Science in the Age of Networks (2005-2008)

This project garnered a record-breaking $22 million in external funding, including Michael Macy’s $2 million NSF project on large semi-structured datasets (2005). In addition, Jon Kleinberg and David Easley created a highly-subscribed, interdisciplinary course, which continues to launch the next generation of networks scholars.

Team: Michael W. Macy (Project Leader), John Abowd, Larry Blume, David Easley, Geri Gay, Dan Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, Kathleen O’Connor, Jeffrey Prince, David Strang, Mary Still, Howard T. Welse.

Publications 2005-2011

Total publications: 159

  • 5 books
  • 69 journal articles
  • 22 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 58 conference proceedings (symposium, workshop)
  • 5 additional publications

Funding 2005-2011

Total External Funding: $22,563,678

Family Team

The Evolving Family: Family Processes, Contexts, and the Life Course of Children (2004-2007)

This research project was instrumental in the founding and development of the Cornell Population Center. The Cornell Population Center is an university-wide intellectual hub for demographic research and training at Cornell University.

Team: Michael Goldstein, Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Maureen Waller, Claire Kamp Dush, Elizabeth Peters, Stephen Emlem. Sitting at the table (L–R): Elaine Wethington, Stefan Klonner, Lindy Williams. Not pictured: Mary Katzenstein and Kathryn March.

Publications: 2004-2010

Total publications: 107

  • 4 books
  • 78 journal articles
  • 16 book chapters and handbook chapters
  • 9 additional publications

Funding 2004-2010

Total External Funding: $6,619,606